Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1707 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday bake sale to raise money for brain cancer cure after Palo Alto student's death

Addison Elementary School fifth-grader Nathan Carlsen died of a rare brain cancer on March 19, 2018. Now, his friends are...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 19, 2019 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 5333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn softball reaches its goal but loses in CCS tourney

Senior Michele Schwarzwalder and freshman Lauren Li each had two hits but the Gunn softball team dropped a 6-2 decision at...

Original post made on May. 18, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious state housing bill punted to 2020

Senate Bill 50, a contentious bill that aimed to encourage more housing near transit, suffered a setback Thursday when the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm | 20 comments | 2553 Views

AROUND TOWN

What $9 million won't get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot

A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto is turning heads for what's not included in its $9-million price tag: a house. Read...

Original post made on May. 9, 2019
Last comment by rising ground water, on May 18, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 22 comments | 10810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 4737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking strategy drowning in complexity and frustration seeks a lifeline

A new report on Palo Alto's residential preferential parking programs is vulnerable to failure due to the lack of stable...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 17, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 1885 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber in bandana steals money from 7-Eleven store

A bandana-wearing man robbed the 7-Eleven store in Midtown Palo Alto of money at gunpoint early Wednesday morning, triggering...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2019
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on May 17, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 20 comments | 3148 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dragons and monsters and ghosts, oh my!

If you go see Cameron McNary's "Shoggoths on the Veldt" at the Dragon Theatre, leave your seriousness at the door, sit back...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by john kirschner, on May 17, 2019 at 3:12 am | 2 comments | 1218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Passionate volunteers among Tall Tree honorees

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has announced this year's Tall Tree awardees -- four individuals and organizations that...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2019
Last comment by Inspired, on May 16, 2019 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 4830 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local photographer illuminates the many faces of immigration

Menlo Park resident Mark Tuschman has earned accolades for his international photography. Now, he has turned his photographic...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by eyeswideopen, on May 16, 2019 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1070 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer

Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Leniency Breeds More Crime, on May 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm | 10 comments | 8372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three Palo Alto Unified schools to get new principals

Several Palo Alto Unified schools will have new principals this fall: JLS Middle School and Duveneck and Palo Verde elementary...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by member1, on May 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 11 comments | 5375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation projects to get a boost in proposed budget

Signaling a renewed push to address local traffic and parking frustrations, the City Council's Finance Committee endorsed...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on May 16, 2019 at 3:39 pm | 6 comments | 1418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forecast: Back-to-back storms to hit Bay Area this week

A pair of back-to-back storms will move through the Bay Area this week, with the first coming through on Tuesday through...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Climate Change, on May 16, 2019 at 3:01 pm | 14 comments | 3634 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor on Wisteria, on May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 1535 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto gets ultimate birthday party at May Fête Parade

From birthday cake floats to colorful balloons to party hats, the Palo Alto community cheerfully celebrated the city's 125th...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Do They Still Have The Pet Parade?, on May 15, 2019 at 10:07 pm | 7 comments | 2204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to revamp neighborhood parking programs

Seeking to bring some stability, simplicity and sanity to the city's complex patchwork of residential parking programs, the...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 11 comments | 3031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Raises for teachers, managers to come before school board Tuesday

The Palo Alto school board will vote on two major agreements on Tuesday night that, if approved, will give 2% raises to both...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 2581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed train tunnel hits a dead end in Palo Alto

After nearly a decade of dreaming, debating and designing, Palo Alto’s bid to build a train tunnel from the north end of...

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by musical, on May 15, 2019 at 11:26 am | 49 comments | 5976 Views
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 3 of 1470

Don't be the last to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Palo Alto's Taverna to expand next door
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 2,082 views

What Would it Take to Get Tech Companies to Move Jobs Out of the Region and Is This a Good Idea?
By Steve Levy | 33 comments | 1,980 views

A Power Play
By Sherry Listgarten | 13 comments | 1,917 views

Back Roads of California Wine Country
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,668 views

Piles of artwork
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 728 views

 

Vote now!

It's time once again to cast your vote for the best places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in Palo Alto. Voting is open now through May 27. Watch for the results of our 2019 Best Of contest on Friday, July 19.

Vote